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How to replace pin and bushing

I need to know how to replace pin and bushing drivers door for 200 gmc sonoma

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    that is a job best left to a body shop.



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SOURCE: 2001 Blazer door hinge pins and bushing replacement

you need a special spring compressing tool to remove and reinstall the hinge spring and then its a matter of removing the door installing the new bushing and rehang the door with new pins ive tried doing this while leaving the door on the car trust me its just harder that way good luck and please rate -jeff

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SOURCE: I need to replace the door hinge pin and bushing

yes you have to remove the door ... the pin have a C washer lock at the bottom. electircal wires are to be unpluged from inside the door or at the driver kick panel

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SOURCE: I have a 2000 gmc sonoma that needs the door pins

There is a special tool required to compress that spring for removal, unless you have that tool, it's best not to mess with it yourself because that spring will fly if not removed properly.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 1999 S-10... the drivers door has a bit

the rubber weatherstripping is dried and has shrunk in size causing this. You may not notice it for you see it everyday but it does shrink in time causing to leak air

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How to remove door bushings

The only door bushings I am aware of are the ones on the hinge pins. Correct? If not, please clarify what you mean.
New pins come with new bushings, and the hinges are welded on so the pins are pretty much the only items replaceable. Not a fun job - because of the door stop springs you will need a spring compressor, and you will also need a special tool to drive out the old pins. However, both are available from a parts store or Amazon.
Just open the door and support it from the bottom, and then go for it, one pin at a time - for the upper pin, compress and remove the small spring, drive out the old pin, drive in the new pin and put the spring back. No spring on the bottom hinge - just replace the pin.

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Here's a good guess, if it's hard to open from the inside it's the door hinge pin bushings allowing the door to sag on the door latch. This usually happens first on the drivers door and then a year or so later the passenger door wears out. You didn't say what year it was. Check the door line at the top of the door to see if the gape is widening toward the latch side.. If you don't fix it you will eventually break off the inside door handle. The parts are cheap, the door is really heavy you'll need help holding the door to change the bushings and you only change one at a time. Their easy to change once you see how they come out, make sure the door is stabilized by someone and pull the pin ( like a house door pin) and replace the bushings and reinstall. Make sure you have help holding the door stable. Hope this helps...

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How do I replace the long screw that holds the door up on the door hinges,on a '97 gmc Sonoma?

I have done a 100 of these.

The hardest part is going to be to reinstall the spring on the lower hinge arm. this is not a screw but rather a pin.
There are two hinges that hold the door to body.
when the upper and lower pins are removed the door will come away from body, it is important that before you remove the pins you take a look at the hinges.
Pay close att. to the way the hinges sit inside each other and the way the pins go in. see if they go from top to bottom or from bottom to top. also note where the copper bushings sit in hinges. each hinge has one pin and two copper bushings top go into hinge.
Over time the pins and bushings wear out ,making door hard to open and close. When the pins and bushings get so bad that the bushing is worn out and then the pins are now wearing into the hinge hole itself then this get tricky. if hinge hole is egg shaped the new bushings will not last. the door will hang again in a few weeks. this is where is get costly, the hinges now need replacing. i have gotten good at welding the holes and filing them back to shape but this takes skill or hole will be wrong and bushing will not fit or line up.

Here is a youtube video to help you.
Take note. put jack stands under door with cloth to avoid scratching door.this is to hold door when pins are removed. have somone help you, they will hold door on stands. the wires will still run through door, pull door away from body a little to allow room to work.remove the spring, it will fall out as you remove pins, remove old bushings, clean hinge area and holes,next install new bushings, apply lube to holes for pins and on bushings, slide door back on frame hinges and install pins, next slide lock washers on pins to hold pins. last is the spring. you will need a spring tool, you may rent one at auto parts store. hope this helps good day.

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The extra door on the drivers side has a repeated problem with the opening mechanism. The assembly has broken a number of times with minor pressure. I have talked to a number of Sonoma and Chevy S10...

The cheep handle they come with always breaks don't buy a dealer replacement i found a seller on ebay that sold a aftermarket metal handle it has been great as for the other parts sorry i can't help.

Dec 17, 2010 | 2002 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab

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I cant get the driver door to close i replaced the pin upper an bushings upper i still have to pull up on it to close the door

adjust the stricker bolt on door pillar . on door grap side of door move up - down to see if has play in door after replaced door pins -bushings

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may need new hinges on door and body of vehicle, if so it is about 600 -700 to replace , may be able to get new bushing and pins , without replacing hinges

Sep 09, 2010 | 1998 GMC Jimmy

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Passenger door hinge spring mechanism is broken 97 gmc jimmy

The spring is likely "broken" because the pins in the bushings are worn. It's a common failure point on many GM vehicles. The hinge pins, bushings door check roller and spring can be replaced at most body shops for about $150-200.

Apr 23, 2010 | 1997 GMC Jimmy

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if the hinges are loose making the door difficult to close the brass bushings in the hinge pins are worn
replace the parts to regain a perfect closure to your door
if not replaced the latch will go bad very soon

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I have a 2000 gmc sonoma that needs the door pins replaced on the drivers door. I have the pins but there is a spring in the way. What should I do?

There is a special tool required to compress that spring for removal, unless you have that tool, it's best not to mess with it yourself because that spring will fly if not removed properly.

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Drivers door pins are worn out. how do i change them.

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